Eight seniors receive Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships
By Staff Reports
Published in News on May 12, 2010 1:46 PM
Eight Wayne County Public Schools seniors have been selected to receive Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships.
This fall, the scholarship program will distribute more than $44,000 in new and renewable scholarship funds to WCPS graduates.
The trust fund was set up by the Robinsons to award scholarships to deserving young men and women who reside in Wayne County and attend a public high school. The recipients must intend to continue their education in the fields of medicine, nursing, agriculture or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches. They must also have some financial need.
Following are the list of the recipients:
*Kylie Glisson, Rosewood High School, $2,700 to attend N.C. State University, where she will study animal science
*Camaron Herring, Eastern Wayne High School, $2,000 to attend Wayne Community College in the nursing program
*Amber Law, Eastern Wayne, $3,000 to attend Winston-Salem State University to study nursing
*Justin Lewis, Spring Creek High, $3,000 to study agricultural engineering at Wayne Community College
*Omar Lofton, Charles B. Aycock High, $2,700 to attend Chowan University and study sports medicine
*Skyler Parks, Spring Creek, $2,000 to attend Wayne Community College in the nursing program
*Elizabeth Price, Spring Creek, $2,700 to attend East Carolina University and study nursing
*Khrystal Whitfield, Spring Creek, $2,700 to attend East Carolina University in the nursing program.
The Robinson Trust Fund scholarships are renewable each year based on satisfactory academic standing and maintenance of the declared major field of study. There are 10 students receiving the renewable scholarship funds this fall. They are currently enrolled at East Carolina University, Johnston Community College, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina-Wilmington and Wayne Community College.
Four past recipients of the scholarship will graduate this spring. They include Lindsey Doty from East Carolina University, La'Donna King from UNC-Chapel Hill, Donnesha Whitfield from N.C. A&T University and Thomas Williamson from Duke University.
"It is always exciting when students earn monetary awards for their academic achievement that can be used to further their education," said Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction. "We are grateful for the vision of the Robinson family and its impact on the lives of out students and their families."